Sentimo: coin from Republic of the Philippines; 1/100 piso


10 sentimos, 1972: Republic of the Philippines

10 sentimos, 1972: Republic of the Philippines

SAMPUNG SENTIMOS: ten sentimos (from Filipino language).

FRANCISCO BALTASAR (commonly known as Francisco Balagtas — Filipino poet and litterateur of the Tagalog language during the Spanish rule of the Philippines) and his portrait.

Tagalog language — language by the ethnic Tagalog people (the largest ethnolinguistic group in the Philippines); its standardized form, officially named Filipino, is the national language of the Philippines, and is one of two official languages, alongside English.

REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS: Republic of the Philippines.

Coat of arms of the Philippines since 1940: the US eagle and the Spanish lion are symbols of the colonial past; 8-rayed sun of the Philippines with each ray representing the eight provinces (Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Manila, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac) and the three 5-pointed stars representing the three major island groups (Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao).

Denver, United States Mint.

Mintage: 121.390.000.

  • Nickel brass: 18 mm - 2 g
  • Reference price: 0.3$

COIN SENTIMO — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES (1967-...): sentimo = 1/100 piso

SENTIMO as coin name.
Sentimo is purely Philippine loose change. The coin has been minted since 1967.
In the context of etymology, the name of this coin can be put in one row with a whole series of similar coin names: céntimo, cêntimo, cèntim, centime, sent, sente, senti, centavo, centesimo, centésimo...
Each of them indicates the equality of 1/100 of the main monetary unit (Latin "centum" — one hundred) and is closely related to the cent as probably most well-known name of the coin in the world.